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architects, engineers, designers & photographers | a collaborative approach to the built environment

about us

The S1 Design Collective is a network of Sheffield-based architects, engineers, designers & photographers. We regularly work together to give more demanding projects specialist expertise and larger teams. The supportive nature of our network gives a level of back-up and a spread of skills that can be applied to every commission and that enriches all the work we do.

the s1 design collective

our services

We offer the personal services of a small practice with access to a broad range of specialist skills that are rarely found in one company. Although you'll be employing one of the collective, our specialist skills in architecture, landscape design, structural engineering, built environment photography, renewables, conservation, sustainable and low energy design will be at your disposal. Our track record of working together gives you the certainty of a positive project outcome.

buildings..

- Design feasibility studies
- New build as well as refurbishments & extensions
- Domestic & commercial Projects
- Full structural design services
- Planning& Building regulations applications
- Contract administration

..their setting

- Site planning and feasibility studies
- Landscape design
- Site ecological improvements
- Sustainable drainage system design
- Domestic garden design
- Conservation area appraisals

sustainability

- Holistic, fabric first low energy design approach to all projects.
- Passivhaus design
- Low energy retrofit of existing buildings including Enerphit
- Renewable energy system advice and design
- Community consultation

conservation

- Structural Surveys, Inspections & Reports
- Listed building appraisals
- Listed Building renovation, retrofit and alterations
- Sensitive retrofit and upgrade of the thermal fabric
- Assistance with funding applications

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Nynke Wierda

Nynke Wierda Photography

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" As a photographer I am particularly interested in the processes of creating and building with a strong emphasis on materials and people. "
SH

Stephen Hill

Stephen Hill Architects

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" I place the user at the heart of the design process in order to find the best design solution to meet you aspirations and budget. "
AM

Alan MacDonald

Intrepid Architecture

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" I am passionate about good design and take a holistic approach to create buildings which are both beautiful and highly sustainable. "
RS

Rob Samuelson

Energy Jump

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" I think renewable energy should be accessible to all and work with groups, communities and individuals to find creative solutions which help projects come alive. "
JPW

John-Paul Walker

Walker Cunnington Architects

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" My innovative and hands-on approach to design and conservation displays a rigorous level of crafting and practical approach to problem solving. "
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Paul Testa

Paul Testa Architecture

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" I take my values of good design and fundamental sustainability to offer my clients good value, healthy, flexible and useful buildings. "
RL

Richard Lomas

Lomas Architecture

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" I provide passivhaus design services to deliver well-designed buildings which are comfortable, healthy and use very little energy in use. "
JC

Jon Carr

Jon Carr Structural Design

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" I work holistically with the client and other members of the collective to produce practical and cost effective structural solutions, with an emphasis on attention to detail. "

our projects

The members of the collective have a history of working together collaboratively on projects to give our clients access to the broad range of specialist skills we can offer.

stamfordroad

stamford road

residential, sustainability

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A large extension and retrofit of a detached house giving better space use & building comfort.
seeingsheffield

seeing sheffield

education

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A photographic project with Sheffield Civic Trust to encourage people to think about and discuss their built environment.
treflachbunk

treflach farm bunkhouse

education, residential, sustainability

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A straw bale constructed conversion of an existing barn into an energy efficient and comfortable bunk house on an organic farm.
cinderbridge

cinder bridge road

residential, sustainability

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A modern, highly insulated timber clad extension to a stone built cottage in the Rotherham green belt.
carlton

carlton community college

education

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A new-build school under the Barnsley BSF programme.
cornerstone

the cornerstone

conservation, residential

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An extension to the living space in a barn conversion set in the curtilage of a listed farmhouse near Derby.
hornhandle

horn handle works

conservation

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A strategic redevelopment of a listed horn works for a local trading cooperative in Sheffield.
highline

Tran[Sport] for London

competitions

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A competition entry for green infrastructure in the heart of London using underground routes on the surface to bring sport into everyday city life.
theburrows

the burrows

passivhaus, residential, sustainability

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A new earth sheltered family home. The first in south yorkshire to be built to the passivhaus standard.
sevenhills1

Sevenhills Bakery

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The transformation of a tired retail unit; maximising space to create a clean, vibrant cafe environment.

our blog

News from the collective with comment and discussion on Architecture, Design, Sustainability and the built environment.

Posted: August 22, 2013

It was 20 years ago today (well, 25 actually)….

I can always remember the day I started work......

Posted: August 18, 2013

Don Valley – Is demolition really the best solution?

First of all, I should declare my interest in......

Posted: August 14, 2013

Let there be light!

Saw this story on the BBC News website recently,.....

Posted: August 11, 2013

All existing homes to be Enerphit by 2050?

Originally posted on Paul Testa Architecture’...

Posted: August 11, 2013

Sharing an office with Energy Jump

In February this year I moved my architects practi...

Posted: March 21, 2013

why we are

For some time I’ve been involved with variou...